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Rules to limit marketing unhealthy food in schools

Rules to limit marketing unhealthy food in schools

February 25th, 2014 9:33 am by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

Moving beyond the lunch line, new rules would limit marketing of unhealthy foods in schools, phasing out the advertising of sugary drinks and junk foods around campuses during the school day.

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Cameras in classrooms draws concerns from teachers, parents

Cameras in classrooms draws concerns from teachers, parents

February 25th, 2014 9:24 am by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

A new video teacher evaluation process in Washington County Schools has been temporarily suspended while the state reviews the practice, but teachers and parents are asking why they weren't notified of the program in the first place.

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Kingsport, Sullivan schools agree on facilities study

Kingsport, Sullivan schools agree on facilities study

February 24th, 2014 10:20 pm by Rick Wagner

Sullivan County and Kingsport school officials have reached a consensus to do a comprehensive joint facilities study with Dublin, Ohio-based DiJong-Richter, also using local architectural firm Beeson, Lusk & Street.

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Homeschoolers take fourth straight  Mock Trial victory, advance to state

Homeschoolers take fourth straight Mock Trial victory, advance to state

February 24th, 2014 9:13 pm by Rick Wagner

A team composed of greater Kingsport area homeschool students has won its fourth consecutive district High School Mock Trial Competition and will represent the area at the state competition in March.

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Update: Dobyns-Bennett out of lockdown, single bullet found

Update: Dobyns-Bennett out of lockdown, single bullet found

February 24th, 2014 12:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

Dobyns-Bennett High School is out of a soft lockdown after a single bullet was found in the school.

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Kingsport teacher pay plan shifts weight from degrees to performance

Kingsport teacher pay plan shifts weight from degrees to performance

February 23rd, 2014 9:52 pm by Rick Wagner

Kingsport City Schools' new differentiated compensation policy for teachers will result in a pay increase for every teacher. However, it gives less weight to having advanced degrees and adds job performance as a variable.

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Five Hawkins County schools awarded Utrust 'mini-grants'

Five Hawkins County schools awarded Utrust 'mini-grants'

February 23rd, 2014 9:08 pm by Jeff Bobo

Five Hawkins County schools have been awarded "mini-grants" to fund educational programs in the schools thanks to an organization dedicated to expressing appreciation to school employees.

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Parents urge Kingsport schools to join county in facilities  study

Parents urge Kingsport schools to join county in facilities study

February 23rd, 2014 9:05 pm by Rick Wagner

Based on parent comments at Friday's inaugural Lunch with Lyle event, the city school system would be well served doing a joint facilities study with Sullivan County.

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PluggedIn VA: Deadline to sign up for information technology training approaching

PluggedIn VA: Deadline to sign up for information technology training approaching

February 22nd, 2014 10:02 pm by Wes Bunch

Administrators with the Regional Adult Education Program of Lee, Scott, Wise and Norton public schools say time is running out to sign up for information technology training through its PluggedIn VA course that begins next month.

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Kingsport schools set to offer STREAM camp this summer

Kingsport schools set to offer STREAM camp this summer

February 21st, 2014 11:20 pm by Rick Wagner

Have a student who'd like to test water quality in a creek, build a catapult or learn about the arts or chemistry this summer? STREAM stands for science, technology, reading, engineering, arts and math.

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